Feb 08, 2002 - 2:53 pm
I wanted to share my story with you about our family. My mom was diagnosed right before Christmas with Stage IV Ovarian cancer.. I'm sure most of you can relate to the shock and disbelief.. After two months, I can finally get up in the morning without crying at the thought of losing her.. To make a long story short, she's started her chemo and will have surgery soon which will be followed by additional chemo.. I keep telling myself not to pay attention to statistics, but it's so hard to focus when all of the cancer sites post stats.. I believe in hope and miracles and pray that one day she will be free of this disease.. I'm going this week to my obgyn to start checking for early signs of OVC.. I'm 26 and I was told that it's never to young to start checking.. I'm going to have an ultrasound, a bloodtest and a sonogram. The only problem is that I don't believe any of these really detect this disease..But I have to try! Please respond with any of your stories..